What happened to Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day?

The 25-year-old was found dead in the Illinois River two months ago. His family says police were dismissive of the case because he was Black.

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Jelani Day had just begun studying to become a speech pathologist at Illinois State University before he disappeared. Find Jelani Day Facebook page
Find Jelani Day Facebook page
Jelani Day had just begun studying to become a speech pathologist at Illinois State University before he disappeared. Find Jelani Day Facebook page

What happened to Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day?

The 25-year-old was found dead in the Illinois River two months ago. His family says police were dismissive of the case because he was Black.

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It’s been two months since the body of an Illinois State University graduate student was found in the Illinois River in downstate Peru.

Police say 25-year-old Jelani Day drowned.

His family and supporters say he was murdered. They say his case, like that of many Black Americans, hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves.

Press listen above to hear Jelani Day’s story.